Short Film: Bhagat Singh

13 . Jun . 2017
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Historical films are a bit difficult to make. You need to ensure that your subject material is legit and that you give the most correct version of history. In a country like India, which has a rich but controversial history, several incidents regarding freedom fighters have been forgotten. Now, a short film titled ‘Bhat Singh’ plans to revive the story of Bhagat Singh, the freedom fighter. The film begins after the legendary freedom fighter has been arrested and depicts the conversation Bhagat Singh had with Bhai Randhir Singh, another freedom fighter who was released.  The context of the film was recorded by Bhai Randhir Singh in his book ‘Jail Chitiyan’.

What’s Wow: This is one of the first films that tells the story of Bhagat Singh after his incredible feat of assassinating the British Officers. It is one of the first telling of his life in prison. There has been talks about how Bhagat Singh, a Sikh, did not sport a turban or a beard, and that has been spoken about in this film. The production values are quite good and do a good job of telling the story.

What’s Blah: While the film is an interesting take on one of the most significant characters from the Indian independence struggle, it comes across as a simple conversation and leaves much to discuss and talk. We would have liked it if the film had a longer duration.

Cast & Crew:

  • Director: Jasbir Singh & Pardeep Singh
  • DOP: Saket Goyal
  • Editor: Jasbir Singh
  • Music: Sukhpal Darshan
  • Production: Heritage Productions
  • Producer: Pardeep Singh
  • Story Based On Book: Jail Chithian (Bhai Randhir Singh)

Duration: 17 minutes

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